23 August 2018

No deal Brexit could bring employment rights lottery for workers

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings


Commenting on today’s publication of documents relating to the event of a no-deal Brexit Helen Morrissey spokesperson for Royal London said:

"Though it is good to see that employees living and working in the UK for UK or EU employers will continue to be protected when it comes to employer insolvency, there appears to be some uncertainty for those who work outside the UK in an EU country for a UK employer. The document merely states that the worker “may still be protected” under a national guarantee fund but that there are “variations in how each EU country has implemented the guarantee.” Such a situation risks British workers in Europe facing a lottery when it comes to their employment rights – this needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency."

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This information can be found here - Workplace rights if there's no Brexit deal

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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with funds under management of £117 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 3,745 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2018.